FiG, why don't you just #$%$. You sound like a whining idiot. Jerk, loser, #$%$. LMAO. Lose a little money? Huh Champ. Fig says " but it is supposed to go down, I just don't get it". You are right you POS. You do not get it!!!!!
Well first the stock sold off the last two days (though still up an awful lot). Operating profit exceeded high end of range. The losses came from other expenses (maybe currency related), increases in the tax rate that look look unusual one time items and a seemingly higher than usual loss on investments in busineses accounted for under the equity method. That said, revenue was very soft and guidance was bad for profit and revenue. The "bull" story is operating margins better than thought so progress being made on margins. This is probably partially due to lower Kindle sales and shift from books to e-books.
"Help me understand" Ok, we longs keep hearing from shorts about how Amazon is so bad, they're in all this trouble, etc etc. Then they miss revenue and earnings, but not by a whole lot, so we longs are relieved, so the stock soars.
Sentiment: Strong Buy